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dissent

1. Christianity separation from an established church; Nonconformism
2. the voicing of a minority opinion in announcing the decision on a case at law; dissenting judgment
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The best-known example of this effect is the dissenting opinion of Justice John Harlan in the United States Supreme Court's judgment in Plessy v Ferguson.
But dissenting votes are cast-more than 450 over three-quarters of a century, with an uptick in the past several years.
Keen to push through the two key Bills, the government is considering extending the Session by two days as it hopes to overcome final obstacles despite some members dissenting to the Committees' recommendations.
Even though director elections are only advisory in nature, our study indicates that dissenting votes nevertheless have the power to bring about changes at the firm, and have negative cosequences for directors.
What is noteworthy, however, is that, notwithstanding the per curiam reversal, Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kaganjoined in a dissenting opinion that went out of its way to explicitly reject the holding of Citizens United, (7) despite the existence of a factual basis upon which the dissenting Justices could have merely distinguished the case.
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12) But Justice Blackmun dissented, citing to his own opinion in Furman as well as the other dissenting opinions written by Justices Burger, Powell, and Rehnquist.
While those in the legal profession spend much time focusing on courts' majority decisions, exploring how those opinions explain and evolve the law, the dissenting opinions of a court are unfortunately often overlooked.
Tushnet suggests that great dissenters are those judges whose dissenting views have been vindicated by history.
The fact that a dissenting opinion, which was nine pages long was filed, made this case decided by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court noteworthy.
There is also an essay on the role of dissenting opinions by another great dissenter, Justice William Brennan.
ISLAMABAD, April 02, 2010 (Frontier Star ): All the political parties barring PPP have given 23 dissenting notes on 18th amendment draft bill and despite these notes Constitutional Reforms committee report has been approved unanimously by committee.